FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 24, 2020
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces
Giving Tuesday Campaign to Benefit Peace Cross Restoration
Riverdale, MD – Today the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County announced its 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign. All donations received through Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, will be designated for the restoration of the Bladensburg Peace Cross Memorial.
On June 19, 2019, in a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 to allow a Veteran’s memorial cross to continue to stand on public land in Maryland. The 40-foot-tall monument, commonly referred to as the Peace Cross, was dedicated in 1925 in the town of Bladensburg by Gold Star Mothers and The American Legion. It is dedicated in memory of the service and sacrifice of the 49 county residents who died in World War I. Standing for 95 years, the Cross is now in need of extensive restoration and refurbishment.
Resource Development Officer, Tracy Wright, stated “Funds are needed to begin this vital endeavor. To address the need, the Department of Parks and Recreation will use all funds from Giving Tuesday towards repairing the Peace Cross.” She continued, “We encourage the community to join us and help support the restoration of this historical monument.”
Join the global celebration of giving and help refurbish the Peace Cross Memorial with your donation through December 1st. Your generosity makes a difference. To participate in the campaign, visit www.pgparks.com/4890/Friends-of-the-Parks and click the Peace Cross button.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.